3 new Procovery Circles have started at the following locations:
Downtown Women’s Center
The People Concern Wellness Center
Military and Veterans Affairs (see release info below)






LA County Departments of Military & Veterans Affairs and Mental Health, along with the LA Sparks, host day of Inspiration, Resources & Kick-off Campaign for Female Veterans and Their Families


LOS ANGELES, CA – On Friday, March 22nd, the L.A. County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (MVA) will host a day of education, awareness and resources for military women, veterans and their families, and announce a historic partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and WNBA team the L.A. Sparks.

The year-long Spark the True You campaign will focus on women in active duty, women veterans and their families in an effort to normalize the experience of mental illness and health issues and break through barriers preventing them from achieving their dreams.

Summit registration begins at 8:30 AM, morning program promptly at 9:30 AM, and will include invocation, music, food and a variety of distinguished speakers, including Sparks Head Coach Derek Fisher, Guard Karlie Samuelson and Sparks President Danita Johnson. All women veterans and supporters are welcome. A special Women-in-Leadership panel will be held to discuss barriers around transition from military to civilian life. A Procovery Mixer, meditation, massage, Reiki, make-overs and a pop-up clothing shop will be featured during the afternoon.


WHAT: 2019 Women Veterans Summit and “Spark the True You” campaign kick-off



  • Ruth A. Wong, Brigadier General, USAF (ret), Director, L.A. County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Jonathan Sherin, M.D., Ph.D., DMH Director
  • Derek Fisher, Sparks Head Coach
  • Karlie Samuelson, Sparks Guard
  • Danita Johnson, Sparks President and COO
  • Patrice McElroy, Executive Officer, Talent Manager, Los Angeles Metro
  • Barbara Autin, Director of Career Placement, Veterans of Media and Entertainment
  • Kathleen Crowley, Procovery Institute Executive Director and Author


WHEN: Friday, March 22, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

WHERE: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa Street

A wide variety of resources will be provided, including:

  • Assistance with veteran benefits
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Mental health and medical services
  • Legal aid

Approximately thirty-five vendors will provide additional resources. The event is sponsored by L. A. County DMH, L.A. County MVA. Get tickets here.


PARK: Press park in lot. Free valet parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

PRESS: VIP Availability 10:30-11:30 AM, Derek Fisher 11-11:30 AM

CONTACT: Eli Horowitz, (847) 644-9932, EHorowitz@la-sparks.com Kathleen Piché, (213) 765-9621, kpiche@mva.lacounty.gov, Jenai Davis, (213) 765-9228, JDavis@mva.lacounty.gov


The LA County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) provides assistance to LA County veterans, active service members and their families with resources, programs, services and state and federal benefits, including: compensation and pension claims, burial benefits and services, medical and mental health referral, education and vocational rehabilitation, home loans and grants applications, employment and job placement assistance, DMV veteran designation, legal service referrals, appeal processes, incarcerated veterans and aid and attendance.